Valley Hi SIEU Support Staff Contract Up for Approval

Next Thursday, the McHenry County Board’s Human Resources Committee will consider the contract negotiated between the County government and the Service Employees International Union, Local 73, Valley Hi Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Support Staff. The contract will run from December … Continue reading

Union & Trial Lawyer Money Finances Three More Pieces Hitting Steve Reick and More

The goal of the no-name pop-up committee called is, quite simply, to destroy Steve Reick as an effective opponent against a cowering incumbent State Representative named Jack Franks. Franks, just two years from maxing out his legislative pension, is the … Continue reading

Two More of the Madigan Coalition Kick in $20,000 More to Kill Steve Reick Candidacy

Here’s another reason to attend the McHenry Township Republican Meet & Greet and Candidates’ Forum at the Johnsburg Community Club right across from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon from 3-6. The cost for the corned beef and cabbage … Continue reading

Board of Health Considering Union Contract Monday

6:30 PM on Monday, January 11th, the McHenry County Board of Health will take up a Collective Bargaining Agreement between for employees of it veterinary division. The meeting will be held at the Public Health Building behind the Woodstock Courthouse. … Continue reading

Coroner’s Contract with SIEU Ready for County Board

That’s what this meeting notice for January 5th indicates: The HUMAN RESOURCES and FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEES have scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. to discuss and consider a Resolution Authorizing a Contract Agreement … Continue reading

Rauner’s Handout to Legislators on Policy Agenda & Public Union Conflict of Interest

The following two sheets of paper were what Illinois State Representatives and Senators were reading as Governor Bruce Rauner was delivering his State of the State Speech Wednesday. First the policy pitches: 1. Economic Growth and Jobs Package Pass a … Continue reading

Mary McClellan’s Campaign Contributions

Things are a bit slow, so today I’ll let you know who contributed to McHenry County Board member Mary McClellan’s successful campaign for McHenry County Clerk during the first quarter of this year, that is, right before the primary election: … Continue reading

Unions Complicity in Pension Problems

Frequent McHenry County visitor Allen Skillikorn, an East Dundee Village Trustee, has submitted the following piece on our state’s pension problem: Who’s Really To Blame For Illinois’ Pension Mess? By Allen Skillicorn Let’s go back to May 2005. Rod Blagojevich … Continue reading

Union Dues Bid for Support by Illinois Democratic Governors Thwarted by U.S. Supreme Court

Taking a page from President Barack Obama’s governance by Executive Order, Governor Rod Blagojevich ordered the unionization of all home health care workers in 2003. (No, I am wrong. Blagojevich may have provided an example for Obama to follow.) The … Continue reading

Union Attacks Mike Tryon

Who says politicians only use direct mail during elections? Here’s a piece from a labor union who was Governor Rod Blagojevich’s biggest contributor ($1.7 million). Blagojevich returned the favor with an Executive Order allowing the organizing of 70-some thousand home … Continue reading

Randy Hultgren Calls Out Bill Foster for “Multiple Generation Theft”

Sent last night after the health care vote in the U.S. House, State Senator Randy Hultgren, the Republican challenger to 14th District Democrat Bill Foster, this press release says Foster is “bought and paid for” by the Service Employees International … Continue reading

The Charges Against Rod Blagojevich: I’m For Sale

What follows is the press release from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald about the arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris. The Chicago Tribune became part of the story when the Governor tried to tie … Continue reading

The Charges Against Rod Blagojevich: I’m For Sale

What follows is the press release from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald about the arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris. The Chicago Tribune became part of the story when the Governor tried to tie … Continue reading

Melissa Bean Criticized by Service Employees International Union

A web site called Earthtimes.org has published what appears to be a press release from the Service Employees International Union critical of 8th district Congresswoman Melissa Bean. The criticism is based on her being “one of only eight Democrats to … Continue reading

Melissa Bean Criticized by Service Employees International Union

A web site called Earthtimes.org has published what appears to be a press release from the Service Employees International Union critical of 8th district Congresswoman Melissa Bean. The criticism is based on her being “one of only eight Democrats to … Continue reading